2/4 Field Workshop 1942 / R H M Lea

Accession Number F03528
Collection type Film
Measurement 25 min 30 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w
Maker Lea, Richard Henry Maclure
Place made Egypt, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

2/4 Australian Field Workshop, RAEME at Tobruk and Egypt 1942. Shows wrecked German PzKw III tanks. Close up of anti-tank projectile entry on PzKw II. Long shot of tank exploding. PzKw III wreck burning. Australians inspecting wrecked tank. Close up of burning tank. Panning shot of desert horizon. Medium shot of an unidentified Australian officer. Engineers placing explosive charges on a German self propelled assault gun (Panzerjaeger 4.7cm Pak(T) Auf PzKw I). Long shot of PzKw I exploding. Wreckage of PzKw I. Captured Italian field gun. Engineers placing explosives in gun's barrel and breech. Medium shots of wrecked 75mm gun. Captured Italian Fiat G-50 fighter aircraft No. 353. Panning shot of wrecked and abandoned aircraft. Abandoned PzKw I assault gun. Concrete pillars and three Australians - they walk to camera and abandoned PZ I assault gun. Wrecked merchant ship aground on rocks - waves washing over the vessel. Various shots of the ship wreck. Australians using rope bridge to board ship. Shots of waves inside ship. Australians leaving ship on the rope bridge. Australian driving captured German staff car. Medium shot of Australian sitting in staff car. Australian climbing into a Bren gun Carrier. Panning shot of the coast and port. Street scene in town - abandoned vehicles - war damaged buildings. Pan of port area. Parked staff car and tent in desert. Australian at entrance to large tent with sandbagged entrance. Long shot of the coast. Same tent as above but with different man standing at entrance. Group of five men posing for camera. War graves - grave of VX36477 L/Cpl S. Matthews 2/4 Aust. AFW 7/12/1941. Wide shot of graves and cemetery. Wide shot of men sitting and eating at an out door table. Group of officers pose for camera under a tree. Unit on parade with a pipe band. Group pose for camera 2/4 AFW RHQ sign on left hand side. Medium shot of a Bren gun carrier three men raise their heads into view. 2 pounder anti-tank gun mounted on carrier. View of the breech and two men leveling the gun. Close up of the breech. Medium close up of the carrier showing gun sights mounted to the left of the gun. Close up of the 2 pounder gun. Carrier driving over rocky filed. Crew posing in carrier. Carrier driving in the desert - gun shield removed. Driving over rocks towards camera. Australians testing German sub machine gun. Parked vehicles - one man lying doen resting near rear of parked car. Firing 2 Pounder gun mounted on carrier. Two Australians inspecting anti-tank projectile that was fired into armour plate target. Carrier hoisted to back of truck and driven away. Tables with food - probably Christmas dinner. Unit receiving bottles of beer.

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